Iran names initial squad for World Cup

(IranSportsPress – AP) TEHRAN, Iran — Jalal Hosseini and Vouria Ghaffouri have both been left off Iran’s provisional 24-man squad for the World Cup. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz did not say why Hosseini, a Persepolis defender, and Ghaffouri were not included. There was space for midfielders Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan Hajsafi, however. Both played with

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Morocco have announced their 26-man preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup

(IranSportsPress – talkSPORT) Head Coach Herve Renard has picked Wolverhampton Wanderers star Romain Saiss, along with several other ex-Premier League players, including Karim El Ahmadi and Nordin Amrabat. The group must be whittled down to 23 by June 4, with the tournament starting on June 14. You can see the 26-man Morocco squad below… Goalkeepers: Mounir

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Iran Edges Past Uzbekistan in Friendly

(IranSportsPress – Tasnim) Iran national football team defeated Uzbekistan 1-0 in a friendly match on Saturday. The match took place in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in front of 20,000 spectators. Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored the only goal of the match in the 17th minute with a header. Carlos Queiroz fielded the youngsters including Majid Hosseini, Ali Gholizadeh,

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Karim Ansarifard: Iran not easy opponent at World Cup

(IranSportsPress – Tehran Times) TEHRAN – Iran international striker Karim Ansarifard says Team Melli will not be an easy opponent in World Cup. Team Melli have been drawn in Group B of the 2018 World Cup along with Spain, Morocco and Portugal. The Iran national football team will open the campaign with a match against Morocco

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Cristiano Ronaldo in, Renato Sanches out of Portugal World Cup squad

(IranSportsPress – ESPN.co.uk) LISBON, Portugal — Portugal are going to the World Cup in Russia next month with Cristiano Ronaldo and 12 other players who led the nation to the European Championship title two years ago. Coach Fernando Santos announced a 23-man squad on Thursday, including nine players who started the final against France at

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Nigeria’s 30-man provisional World Cup squad ‘ready to play any team’

(IranSportsPress – africanews.com) – Nigeria released a provisional 30 man squad for the 2018 World Cup on Monday, with Tianjin Teda midfielder John Obi Mikel was named as Nigeria captain. With three friendly matches lined up ahead of the World Cup including a prestige encounter against England at the Wembley Stadium on June 2, members of

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Spain World Cup squad leaked? List of players circles who are ‘set in stone’ for Russia

(IranSportsPress – Express.co.uk) THE Spain World Cup squad may have been leaked by Spanish media – six days before the official announcement. Spain boss Julen Lopetegui will submit a 35-man list to FIFA on Monday, which will then be trimmed down to 23 players for the World Cup. But Spanish newspaper Marca say 20 of those

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President Congratulates Iran’s Women Futsal Team on Winning Asian Title

(IranSportsPress – Tasnim) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the country’s women futsal team on winning the second successive title in the AFC Women’s Futsal Championship. In a message on Saturday night, Rouhani praised the Iranian women’s championship in Asia as a sign of “dynamism, capabilities and competency of Iranian women and girls.” He also expressed

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